As an academic discipline, the rate of maturation for data science should be measured in light years. Although it's really only about 10 years old as a field of study – with the first Ph.D. program in the country emerging just four years ago – most, major universities across the world have integrated data science into their portfolio of degree options. Universities…Continue
Added by Jennifer Lewis Priestley on February 12, 2019 at 10:52am — No Comments
Data collection is at record levels. Social media platforms, websites, and smartphones are just some examples of what most consumers use on a daily basis and are where significant data collection takes place. This infographic takes a look at the ethics of big-data collection.
Added by Jay Taylor on July 25, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments
Facebook data scientists recently conducted an online experiment on 689,003 unknowing Facebook users - likely including children under the age of 18 - to see if it could manipulate and change user emotions. One group had positive words like “love” and “nice” filtered out of their News Feeds. Another group had negative words like “hurt” and “nasty” filtered. The result - published in a paper entitled…Continue
Added by Michael Walker on July 3, 2014 at 11:56am — No Comments
We are seeking comments and suggestions on a proposed "Data Science Code of Professional Conduct".
Data science is an independent profession. Data scientists have a higher calling than just technical skills. We have a duty to use data science to make life, business and government better.…
Ray Wang's HBR piece "What a Big-Data Business Model Looks Like" asserts three basic information…Continue
Added by Michael Walker on January 10, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments